Legendary discoverer of Moore's Law Gordon Moore passed away. Whether it
truly is a 'law' is debatable but its effect on microprocessor development
is hard to deny. Our industry/hobby or interest was built on a technology
G. Moore helped to develop.
Does anyone have documentation for a Vermont Research K2 Solid State
Storage device? Looks like it emulates a CDC Lark. But it may also be
configurable for other devices?
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Just followed the sale of the 11/05 on eBay (#175655196586) that ended a short time ago.
It's a remarkably clean and complete machine and am not surprised at the hammer price.
I was curious what the quad-height card with two ribbon cables coming out the sides was?
It appears to have a couple leads as well, presumably going to the single-height board.
Some sort of TTY interface? I presume non-DEC from the nylon handles.
First time posting here...
I am wondering if anyone knows of someone looking to get rid of a working
(preferably) IBM AS/400e 9401-150? For local pickup it would need to be
around the Atlanta, GA area in the US.
Can anyone point me to the source paper tapes for the classic Paper Tape Software programmes packages ?
The IOX, ODT, FPMP and loader/dumper source paper tapes [e.g. DEC-11-XIOXA-A-PA1 & 2] are on bit savers, but those for the assemblers / linkers seem not to be.
That the assembler / linker sources were distributed is attested by the 1970's software catalogs; from their evident rarity I infer purchases were uncommon.
While any archive of -PA tapes is of interest, those I'm particularly seeking are:
- DEC-11-UPLAA-A-PA1 to 12 PAL-11A (8k) (V007A) Source PTs [~= ASXA]
- DEC-11-ASPA-PA1 to 11 PAL-11A (4k) (V002A) Source PTs [~= ASPA]
- DEC-11-XIXLA-A-PA1 & 2 IOX LPT (V004A) Source PTs
- DEC-11ULKSA-A-PA1 to 6 Link11S (V002A) Source PTs
- also PAL11S sources, however they are not listed in the catalogs
Equally, listings would be of value, e.g.:
- DEC-11-ASPA-LA PAL-11A (V002A) (4k) Listing
Electronic copies are all I require, although if someone has a cupboard full of untranscribed physical paper tapes I could oblige.
Yours in anticipation of being able to, hopefully, add the EIS instructions to PAL-11A's repertoire.
Question: I just used a strong magnet to wipe an old Maxtor MFM drive
(magnet on outside of case). Now the drive will not even seek properly
on start up, just endlessly moves the heads..
Is the drive now toast? Do MFM drives have embedded servo information on
the platter formatted by the factory?